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MAT September 2014 Solved Question Paper: Indian and Global Environment

Jun 28, 2016 16:25 IST

    Previous year papers provide the best snapshot to the student regarding what they can expect in the coming year exam. By practicing the previous year papers you can also get an overview to prepare the expected topics in a systematic manner.

    In this article we will be taking an in-depth look at the Indian and Global Environment Section of MAT September 2014 Solved Question Paper.

    MAT September 2014 Solved Question Paper: Indian and Global Environment

    1. Which one of the following automobile companies recently launched a new scooter 'Vespa S' in India?

    (a) Bajaj

    (b) Yamaha

    (c) Piaggio

    (d) Suzuki

    2. The 2014 Lok Sabha general elections of India will be/was held over .......... poll days.

    (a) seven

    (b) eight

    (c) nine

    (d) ten

    3. In January 2014, approximately, how many Legal 'Services Clinics' have been opened by the National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) in villages across India to ensure that no citizen starves from hunger of justice?

    (a) 2648

    (b) 2014

    (c) 1776

    (d) 1385

    4. Who has been awarded the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature in January 2014?

    (a) Jhumpa Lahiri

    (b) Mohsin Hamid

    (c) Cyrus Mistry

    (d) Reza Aslam

    5. Which among the following countries won the inaugural Hockey World League held recently in New Delhi?

    (a) Belgium

    (b) Germany

    (c) Australia

    (d) Netherlands

    6. Which one of the following companies has successfully launched the Aadhaar linked disbursal of salary to its employees leveraging Aadhaar Payment Bridge (APB) in January 2014?

    (a) Bajaj Finance

    (b) Trident Group

    (c) Raymond Group

    (d) None of these

    7. What is the theme of the India Post 2014 Calendar released by the Department of Posts, Ministry of Communication & Information Technology?

    (a) Sculptural Heritage of India

    (b) Wild Flowers of India

    (c) Astrological Signs

    (d) None of the above

    8. The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill, 2013 after receiving the assent of the President of India is published in the Gazette of India as

    (a) Act Number 10 of 2013

    (b) Act Number 4 of 2014

    (c) Act Number 1 of 2014

    (d) Act Number 27 of 2013

    9. Which one of the following parties gained the majority in the 10th parliamentary elections held recently in recent past in Bangladesh?

    (a) Bangladesh Nationalist Party

    (b) Jaityo Samajtantrik Dal

    (c) Workers Party of Bangladesh

    (d) Awami League Party

    10. Who among the following sports person has become the brand ambassador of Canara Bank in March; 2014?

    (a) Deepika Kumari

    (b) Sushil Kumar

    (c) Shikhar Dhawan

    (d) Viswanathan Anand

    11. Microsoft has announced the discontinuation of its support to which one of the following Computer Operating Systems with effect from 08 April 2014?

    (a) Windows OS 7

    (b) Windows XP

    (c) Windows OS Vista

    (d) None of these

    12. Name the mascot for the 2014 Asian Games to be held at Incheon, South Korea?

    (a) Seal

    (b) Hare

    (c) Bear

    (d) None of these

    13. In February 2014, who has been appointed as the Chairman of the 7th pay commission by the Government of India?

    (a) Vivek Rae

    (b) Rathin Roy

    (c) Ashok Kumar Mathur

    (d) None of these

    14. Who among the following became the 37th Prime Minister of Nepal?

    (a) Sushil Koirala

    (b) Girija Prasad Koirala

    (c) Khil Raj Regmi

    (d) None of these

    15. In which one of the following Indian states, has the 130 MW Solar Power Plant launched with an investment of ` 1100 crore in February 2014?

    (a) West Bengal

    (b) Rajasthan

    (c) Odisha

    (d) Madhya Pradesh

    16. Who won the International Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2013 awarded by Government of India?

    (a) Chandi Prasad Bhatt

    (b) Angela Merkel

    (c) M S Swaminathan

    (d) None of the above

    17. Which one of the following teams has won the Ranji Trophy for the season 2013-2014?

    (a) Maharashtra

    (b) Tamil Nadu

    (c) Karnataka

    (d) Mumbai

    18. What is the projected economic growth rate of India for 2014-2015 as per the International Monetary Fund (IMF) annual report released in February 2014?

    (a) 5.4%

    (b) 4.1%

    (c) 6.2%

    (d) 4.9%

    19. Name the author of the book 'Footlights' which was launched in February 2014?

    (a) Khushwant Singh

    (b) Charlie Chaplin

    (c) Satya Nadella

    (d) None of these

    20. Which among the following industrial cities of India popularly called as the Manchester of the East, turns 211 years in March 2014?

    (a) Surat

    (b) Kolkata

    (c) Kanpur

    (d) None of these

    21. How much penalty was recently imposed by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) on Bengal Chemist and Druggist Association (BCDA) and its office bearers for anti-competitive practices?

    (a) ` 1.52 crore

    (b) ` 18.38 crore

    (c) ` 6.73 crore

    (d) ` 12.12 crore

    22. Name the partner country in the International Exhibition and Conference on Civil Aviation, India Aviation-2014 organised by Government of India and FICCI at Hyderabad in March 2014?

    (a) France

    (b) The UK

    (c) The USA

    (d) China

    23. What growth rate (in rupee terms), did the cumulative value of exports (including re-exports), from India for the period April-February 2013 -14 registered over the same period last year?

    (a) 10.12%

    (b) 8.17%

    (c) 13.33%

    (d) 16.645

    24. In which one of the following South-East Asian countries, did the Festival of India showcasing our Classical and Folk Dance, Recital, Food, Mehendi, Yoga, etc., take place in March 2014?

    (a) Vietnam

    (b) Indonesia

    (c) Thailand

    (d) Cambodia

    25. The rate of interest approved by Gol on the small savings scheme 'Five Year Recurring Deposit', effective from 01/01/2014 for the financial year 2014-15 on the basis of the interest compounding / payment built-in in the schemes is

    (a) 8.5%

    (b) 8.4%

    (c) 8.7%

    (d) None of these

    26. In February 2014, the NGO 'Navbharat Sewa Samiti' and the foundation YOUWECAN' began a campaign named 'Cancer Mukt Purvi Dilli'. Name the founder of YOUWECAN'?

    (a) Manisha Koirala

    (b) Yuvraj Singh

    (c) Lisa Ray

    (d) Anurag Basu

    27. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Bank of Japan (BOJ) recently agreed to expand the amount of the Bilateral Swap Agreement (BSA) to US dollars.

    (a) 15 billion

    (b) 35 billion

    (c) 50 billion

    (d) 75 billion

    28. Who among the following has been appointed as the new Chairman of Microsoft by the Board of Directors at a meeting held in Washington, US in February 2014?

    (a) Satya Nadella

    (b) Paul Alien

    (c) Steve Ballmer

    (d) John W. Thompson

    29. As per the Rail Budget of 2013-14, Braille stickers were be introduced for visually-challenged passengers. Name the first train in India with a Braille-embedded AC coach?

    (a) Delhi- Howrah Rajdhani Express

    (b) Delhi- Puri Purushottam Express

    (c) Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani Express

    (d) Delhi-Chennai Rajdhani Express

    30. To cure blindness of the eye due to glaucoma a doctor in UK recently discovered a 15 microns ultra-thin layer hidden in the human cornea. The layer is named after him as

    (a) Davis layer

    (b) John's layer

    (c) Dua' slayer

    (d) Jacob layer

    31. In January 2014, at which place in Rajasthan did an International team of 34 scientists spot the footprints of dinosaurs?

    (a) Karoli

    (b) Jaisalmer

    (c) Kota

    (d) Jaipur

    32. China marked the arrival of its New Year on 31 January 2014. This is celebrated across the world by Chinese people as the Lunar New Year of

    (a) Horse

    (b) Pig

    (c) Fish

    (d) Tiger

    33. Who won the Australian Open women's Tennis Championship singles title in January 2014?

    (a) Dominika Cibulkova

    (b) Li Na

    (c) Serena Williams

    (d) Ana Ivanovic

    34. The Union Finance Minister of India in his interim Union Budget 2014, agreed to 'one rank one pension' for defence personnel. The scheme will be effective from the year

    (a) 2013

    (b) 2014

    (c) 2015

    (d) 2012

    35. Name the activist and founder of Gulabi Gang- the extraordinary women's movement in the Banda District of Uttar Pradesh.

    (a) Bacchi Devi

    (b) Sampat Pal Devi

    (c) Gaura Devi

    (d) None of these

    36. Who became the Governor of Kerala in March 2014?

    (a) Margaret Alva

    (b) Girija Vyas

    (c) Sheila Dikshit

    (d) None of these

    37. International Women's Day is celebrated every year on

    (a) March 8

    (b) April 2

    (c) January 16

    (d) February 23

    38. In which of the following Indian Navy warships, fire broke out in the sailor's compartment and damaged the ship in February 2014?

    (a) INS Sindhurakshak

    (b) INS Konkan

    (c) INS Sindhughosh

    (d) INS Sindhuratna

    39. Which company has decided to buy the popular messaging service 'WhatsApp' for $19Bn?

    (a) Google

    (b) Twitter

    (c) Skype

    (d) Facebook

    40. Which among the following movies won the Best Picture Award in the 86th Oscars in March 2014?

    (a) Dallas Bayers Club

    (b) 12 Years A Slave

    (c) Blue Jasmine

    (d) Gravity

    Answer Key

    Q 1

    C

    Q 11

    B

    Q 21

    B

    Q 31

    B

    Q 2

    C

    Q 12

    A

    Q 22

    C

    Q 32

    A

    Q 3

    A

    Q 13

    C

    Q 23

    D

    Q 33

    B

    Q 4

    C

    Q 14

    A

    Q 24

    A

    Q 34

    A

    Q 5

    D

    Q 15

    D

    Q 25

    B

    Q 35

    B

    Q 6

    B

    Q 16

    A

    Q 26

    B

    Q 36

    C

    Q 7

    B

    Q 17

    C

    Q 27

    C

    Q 37

    A

    Q 8

    C

    Q 18

    A

    Q 28

    A

    Q 38

    D

    Q 9

    D

    Q 19

    B

    Q 29

    B

    Q 39

    D

    Q 10

    C

    Q 20

    C

    Q 30

    C

    Q 40

    B

    Explanation

    1. (c) Automobile company, Piaggio has launched a new scooter 'Vespas' in India on March 4, 2014. Piaggio's headquarter is located in Pontedera, Italy.

    2. (c) The Indian general election of 2014 was held to constitute the 16th Lok Sabha, electing members of parliament for all 543 parliamentary constituencies of India. It was held in nine phases from April 7 to May 12, 2014.

    3. (a) National Legal Services Authority (NALSA) launched the 2648 village legal service clinics across the country on January 24, 2014. The move aims to bring legal services to the doorsteps of the weakest section of the country.

    4. (c) Cyrus Mistry won the DSC prize 2014 for South Asian literature for his book "Chronicles of a Corpse Bearer" on January 18, 2014.

    5. (d) Netherlands, on January 19, 2014, won the inaugural Hockey World League by defeating New Zealand in New Delhi.

    6. (b) Ludhiana based Trident Group, a leading manufacturer of Terry Towels, Paper, Yarn and Chemicals, has successfully launched the Aadhaar linked disbursal of salary to its employees leveraging Aadhaar Payment Bridge (APB) on January 13, 2014.

    7. (b) Department of posts on January 2, 2014 has released India post 2014 calendar, which is based on the theme of 'Wild Flowers of India'.

    8. (c) The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill 2013, an anti-corruption Act of Indian parliament in India, has received assent from president Pranab Mukherjee on January 1, 2014 and came into force from January 16, 2014. It is published in Gazette of India as Act NO. 1 of 1014.

    9. (d) Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's Awami League party has won 104 seats of the 147 contested in the 10th parliamentary elections of Bangladesh.

    10. (c) Shikhar Dhawan became the brand ambassador of Canara Bank on March 12, 2014.

    11. (b) Microsoft has announced the discontinuation of computer operating system "Windows XP" with effect from April 8, 2014. This is because Window XP” increase the risk of cyber crime.

    12. (a) The spotted seals will be the mascot of the 2014 Aisan Games, which is scheduled to take place in Incheon, South Korea from September 19-October 4, 2014.

    13. (c) Ashok Kumar Mathur, on February 4, 2014, has been appointed as the chairman of the 7th pay commission by the Government of India.

    14. (a) Sushil Koirala became the 37th prime minister of Nepal on February 11, 2014.

    15. (d) Option ‘d’ is the most appropriate choice

    16. (a) Chandi Prasad Bhatt, the noted Gandhian environ-mentalist and social activist won the Gandhi peace prize for the year 2013 on February 28, 2014.

    17. (c) The 2013-14 Ranji Trophy was the 79th season of the Ranji Trophy. Karnataka won the trophy after defeating Mahrashtra in the final.

    18. (a) Option ‘a’ is the most appropriate choice

    19. (b) Option ‘b’ is the most appropriate choice

    20. (c) After 1857, Kanpur became an important center of the Leather and Textile Industries. It is also known as the Manchester of the East. On March 24, 1803, Kanpur declared as a district. Abraham Beland was the first district magistrate and district judge of Kanpur.

    21. (b) Option ‘b’ is the most appropriate choice

    22. (c) Option ‘c’ is the most appropriate choice

    23. (d) Option ‘d’ is the most appropriate choice

    24. (a) Festival of India showcasing our classical and folk dance, Recital, Food, Mehndi and Yoga etc was held in Vietnam in March 2014.

    25. (b) Option ‘b’ is the most appropriate choice

    26. (b) YOUWECAN is a foundation established by Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh meant to fight cancer by spreading awareness about the fatal disease.

    27. (c) The Bank of Japan (BOJ) and Reserve Bank of India (RBI), on January 11, 2014, agreed to expand the maximum amount of the Bilateral Swap Agreement (BSA) to 50 billion US dollars between the two countries.

    28. (a) Satya Nadela is the current chief Executive officer of Microsoft. He was appointed as CEO on February 4, 2014, succeeding Steve Ballmer.

    29. (b) Option ‘b’ is the most appropriate choice

    30. (c) To cure blindness of eye due glaucoma, professor Harminder Singh Dua from the Nottingham University discovered an Ultra-thin layer hidden deep in the human cornea that can help to treat glaucoma. This 15 microns thick new layer is also known as Dua's layer

    31. (b) Option ‘b’ is the most appropriate choice

    32. (a) Option ‘a’ is the most appropriate choice

    33. (b) Li Na (China) won the Australian open women's Tennis championship singles title 2014 after defeatingDominika Cibulkova (Slovakia).

    34. (a) Option ‘a’ is the most appropriate choice

    35. (b) The Gulabi Gang is a group of Indian women vigilantes and activists originally from Bundelkhand, Uttar Pradesh. It was founded by Sampat Pal Devi.

    36. (c) Option ‘c’ is the most appropriate choice

    37. (a) International Women's Day (IWD). also called International working women's day, is celebrated on  March 8 every year

    38. (d) On February 26, 2014, smoke was detected on Indian Navy Submarine INS Sindhuratna off Mumbai coast, and onboard 4-5 Sailors were airlifted to a Mumbai hospital after they fell unconscious from Suffocation. The two officers killed in the accident were Lt Commander Kapish Muwal and Lt. Commander Manoranjan Kumar.

    39. (d) In February 2014, Facebook has bought messaging app 'Whats App' in a deal worth a total of $19 billion in cash and shares.

    40. (b) 12 years a Slave is a 2013 historical drama film and on adaptation of the 1853 slave narrative memoir 12 years a slave by Solomon North up. This is the third feature film directed by Steve Mcqueen.

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